Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
KEMI6508 Dynamics and change 5 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Jukka Lukkari
Preceding studies
Intermediate physical chemistry I and II (Fysikaalinen kemia I ja II), recommended Mathematics and Physics for chemists, recommended

Learning outcomes

The student can discuss complex reaction mechanisms on the basis of elementary reaction steps and derive rate laws for the reactions, understands the basic properties of fluids and the importance of diffusion for molecular processes, understands the mechanisms of energy and electron transfer at the molecular level, and knows the physical principles of electrochemistry.


Fundamental kinetics (collision, transition state theory), kinetics of complex chemical reactions (steady state and other approximations, chain reactions, polymerisation reactions, enzyme kinetics, nonlinear effects, oscillations, chaos), properties of fluids (viscosity, sedimentation), diffusion, nanomachines, photochemistry and molecular energy transfer, photoinduced and thermal electron transfer (homogeneous, intramolecular, supramolecular, Marcus theory), molecular electronics, physical electrochemistry (heterogeneous electron transfer, potential scales, Gerischer-Marcus model), electrochemical systems (Butler-Volmer kinetics, mass transfer effects, coupled proton transfer, examples of electrochemical systems).

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 40 h 0 h

Lectures, homework problems

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn
5. year autumn

Next lectures : Spring 2018

Study materials

Lecture notes and corresponding chapters in the textbook Peter Atkins. Julio de Paula, Atkins’ Physical Chemistry, 10thed., OUP, Oxford, GB, 2014.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Chemistry
DP in Chemistry
DP in Chemistry
Finnish Study Modules
MDP in Materials Science